HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 c1109
56. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give authority to the officers of his Department serving in the United States of America to participate where possible in experimental work concerning living under water and the exploration of the sea bed.

Mr. Foley

We are already making a modest contribution to United States research work in this field. The hon. Gentleman will appreciate that this work calls for highly skilled and experienced men.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

In view of the vital importance of this research for the future, will the Minister look into the matter again to see whether extra effort can be put into it?

Mr. Foley

Yes, Sir.